I. Establish the character’s role in this match: are they the bad guy? Bad mouth the crowd, or the opponent, or refuse to slap hands. Are they the good guy? Give the crowd the thumbs up, shake the ref’s hand.
II. Why have the decided to wrestle? For money, to make a point? For fun or practice? Were two brothers forced to wrestle for the entertainment of the king?
I. Is there a ring or floor? Is the area open to fight or closed off? Family watching? Paid audience? Royalty? No one? Do they crowd the wrestlers like a street fight? Or run from them because they are deadly? Think of Superman fighting a villain. Would you want to get close? Chances are, not really. Take that quick selfie and then bounce.
II. How about authorities? Are they standing by? Any medical support on the look out for these wrestlers? Can they intervene? Do they want to intervene or prevent the wrestling?
I. In traditional wrestling, you can win via pin, by having more points at the end of the 3rd period, or by outscoring your opponent by 15 points at any given time.
Five ways to score points in a wrestling match:
1) Takedown – (2 points) for taking opponent down to the mat and controlling him/her.
2) Escape – (1 point) for getting away or getting to a neutral position when your opponent has you down on the mat.
3) Reversal – (2 points) when opponent has you down on the mat and you come from underneath and gain control of the opponent.
4) Near Pin(Back Points) – (2 or 3 points) when you almost but not quite get your opponent pinned. If a near fall lasts for two seconds, you get 2 points. If a near fall lasts for 5 seconds, you get 3 points. Example…
5) Penalty Points – (1 or 2 points) opponent is awarded points if you commit infractions such as illegal holds.
II. For sumo wrestling, a person loses a match when any part of his body other than the bottoms of his feet touches the dohyo or when he is pushed or thrown outside of the ring. In the middle of the ring are two white lines. When a judge gives the signal to fight, both wrestlers crouch behind those lines and face each other. When both wrestlers place both hands clenched in fists on or behind the lines, the match begins.
I. I speak a little more about penalties in part three. However, if there is any problems with wrestling you can add the character freaking out, going insane and actually trying to kill their opponent. Or multiple penalties made on purpose if the individual wants to lose. Maybe constantly injuring the competition, breaking a limb or spraining a ligament. Spitting in their face, acting like a young child not allowed to have candy, farting in one’s face, bumping heads, etc. Or, they could just lie there as the opponent attacks them.
I. Some techniques in wrestling:
II. Sumo Moves:
I. Someone could not show up to the match due to injuries. Someone could die, break a limb, fracture a bone, suffocate, heart attack, panic attack, asthma attack, dehydrations, and/or loss of concentration.
II. Can they get help immediate and how does the match end? Will there be a rematch? Do people cheer, boo, get silent. Does the medical professionals help the wrestlers on the mat or can they take them off? How much time goes by before people begin to worry about the fate of the wrestler?
I. Judges (if any) or referee have the authority to prolong a match, stop it or cut it short. How they do that sometimes relies also on what the audience wants. Can they have the wrestlers take a break, change the opponent completely, restate the rules of the match, tell the audience what is going on during a medical emergency?
II. How does the audience look? What are they wearing? Who are they cheering for? What look is on their faces? Do they start walking out of the arena, bored? Do they throw things at the wrestlers, stomp their feet, clap, sing a chant?
How does this behavior affect the wrestlers and does it make them more confident to push through even though they are visibly weakening?
I. The good guy or bad guy wins? How and what is their reward? What is the score, if any, and what will happen to the loser?